Ternopil region is western part of Ukraine. It borders with such regions as Chernivtsi, Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv, Rivne and Khmelnytskyi. Ternopil region territory occupies 2.3% of the total area of Ukraine with a population of about 1.07 mln. About 44 % of the region population lives in cities and towns.
Ternopil region includes 17 rayons, 18 cities, 17 urban villages, 1,022 villages.
The largest cities and towns of the region are Ternopil, Chortkiv, Kremenets and Berezhany.
Ternopil region is mostly agriculturally oriented. Among industries, there is a developed food industry particularly sugar production, alcohol, and dairy (such as butter). There are also such industrial branches as machinery, textile, glass and porcelain, chemical, wood and furniture.
The EU/UNDP CBA Project Implementation in Ternopil Region
Implementation of the first phase of the EU/UNDP CBA Project commenced in Ternopil region during July 2008. First phase was succeeded by a second phase in July 2011. Over these two phases, 87 ths of men, women and children of the region have benefited from improvement in 80 schools/kindergartens, 18 health posts, 6 water supply, 2 environment, 2 street-lightning and so on. This happened through joint effort of the citizens, oblast/rayon/local level governments, the EU/UNDP CBA Project and private sponsors.
Third Phase of the EU/UNDP CBA Project
The Third phase of the EU/UNDP CBA Project was initiated in Ternopil region with regional launching and signing of MoU which took place on October 9th, 2014. The region received a quota of 9 rayons for standard\replication components.
Rayons selected for the EU/UNDP CBA-III Project: Kremenetskyi, Zalishchytskyi, Terebovlianskyi, Berezhanskyi, Zbarazkyi, Borshchivskyi, Husiatynskyi, Pidvolochyskyi, Lanovetskyi.
Microprojects approved as of 14 March 2016: 33 micro projects (25 – energy saving, 1 – water supply, 5 – energy efficiency, 2 – rural economic development). Around 34,700 persons will benefit from implementation of these initiatives. Total budget for the initiatives is approx. UAH 11 mln (approx. USD 495,500). The EU/UNDP CBA Project will provide around UAH 7.7 mln (approx. USD 346,800).
In addition to this, rural economic development component is being implemented in Ternopil region under the CBA-III. To this end, 4 agricultural cooperatives have been created in the region and are receiving technical support from the EU/UNDP CBA Project.